Fix: FFMPEG.dll is Missing From Your Computer

Several Windows users have reported experiencing the error message “ffmpeg.dll is missing” on their Windows 11/10. It means that some essential system files are damaged and the DLL is no longer found in the system directory. This error may be triggered during an application’s installation or the startup process. It may also occur when accessing certain websites. If you’re experiencing the same problem, you will find this article helpful.

The following error message may appear with this error code:

“The program can’t start because ffmpeg.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.”

FFMPEG.dll is missing on Windows computer

How to Fix FFMPEG.dll is Missing error in Windows 11/10

If you’re experiencing FFMPEG.DLL Not Found Error on your computer, here are a few solutions you can try to fix this issue:

1] Restart your computer

Before you try the other solutions, make sure all the applications are closed and no background applications are running.

Now do the following:

  • Shut down your computer and wait for a minute.
  • Then restart your computer and check if the error has been resolved.

2] Run System File Checker

Having corrupt or missing system files may also result in this error code. In such cases, you may be able to resolve the issue by using the SFC tool built into Windows to scan and repair the corrupted system files. 

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  • Wait for a while until it completes the process.
  • Restart your computer and check if it resolves the error code.

3] Clear the Problematic App Cache

Cache file increases performance and improves the user experience for applications. However, a corrupt cache can sometimes cause an app to crash. If this is the case, clearing the problematic app cache may solve the issue. Here’s how you can do it:

Note: Before you start, check in the Task Manager that no processes related to that application are running. Here we have finished all tasks associated with Microsoft Teams.

  • Press the Windows + R keys to launch the Run box.
  • Now copy and paste the given path into the search box and then press Enter.

Remove the FFMPEG.dll file

  • On the next page, press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all the items, then delete them.
%appdata%\Microsoft\teams\Local Storage
  • Similarly, navigate to each of the following paths individually and delete all files.

Note: If Microsoft Teams keeps popping up during the process, you can close it using the Task Manager.

  • You can then restart your PC and check whether or not the FFMPEG.dll error was fixed.
  • In case you continue to receive this error, type the following path in the Run dialog box and press Enter:
  • Right-click on the Teams folder and then delete it.
  • Once you have confirmed deleting the folder, restart your computer.
  • After your computer restarts, verify that your system is free of FFMPEG.dll missing errors

4] Create a New User Account

If your user profile is corrupt, then you may see an FFMPEG.dll missing error on your computer. In this case, you all need to create a new user account and then restart your computer. After that, use the newly created account to log into the system and check to see if the FFMPEG.DLL Not Found Error is solved now.

5] Reinstall the Problematic Application

In this context, reinstalling the problematic application with the newly downloaded installation file should fix the issue.

  • Right-click on Start and select Apps and Features from the menu list.
  • From the right pane, scroll down to Microsoft Teams.
  • Click the vertical three dots associated with Microsoft Teams and click Uninstall.
  • Again click on Uninstall to confirm the uninstallation process.
  • Once the uninstallation has been completed, restart your computer.
  • Now open the Run dialog box using the Windows+R keys.
  • Type the following path:
  • Here, right-click on the Teams folder and then select Delete from the context menu.
  • Click Delete to confirm.
  • Next, click on Start and search for the Registry Editor.
  • Right-click on the Registry Editor and select Run as administrator.
  • When UAC prompts on the screen, click Yes.
  • Copy-paste the following path in the address bar and press Enter:
  • On the right-hand side, right-click on the PreventInstallationFromMsi registry entry and select Delete.
  • Now close the Registry editor window and restart your PC.
  • Upon startup, download Microsoft Teams’ latest version for desktop.
  • When your PC starts up, go to the Microsoft Teams page and download the application.
  • Use the downloaded installer to install the Microsoft Teams application.

After following the above instructions, it will resolve the error FFMPEG.dll.

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